For Woodworkers: Iowa’s RVP ~ 1875

115 S. Wilson Ave., Jefferson, Iowa A wide-planked harvest table with matching sturdy benches, a panel bed, a chimney cupboard—these

RVP ~ 1875, Iowa
Visitors flock to see master craftsman Robby Pedersen create furniture using tools and techniques from centuries past

115 S. Wilson Ave., Jefferson, Iowa

A wide-planked harvest table with matching sturdy benches, a panel bed, a chimney cupboard—these and other pieces of furniture reminiscent of yesteryear are yours to buy—or build yourself—in this unique furniture shop.

For more than 15 years, master furniture maker Robby Pedersen has been crafting furniture pieces in 1800s style using only the types of tools, woodworking techniques, and natural-product finishes that were available at that time.

Come browse the selection of timeless treasures, such as immigrants’ trunks, sideboards, trestle tables, hutches, and writing desks, which are among the many items in his signature line. Or sign up for beginning or advanced woodworking classes and learn how to use handheld wood-shaving planes, a hand-cranked rip saw, and a foot-powered lathe.

Open year-round Tues.-Sat. or by appointment.

www.rvp1875.com

(515) 975-3083

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest